City of Marshfield
.
Welcome to the City of Marshfield Web Site!

Municipal Code

Search

Municipal Code

Chapter 18. General Zoning Ordinance

Sec. 18-66. Temporary Uses

All of the following temporary uses shall comply with Section 18-162, standards and procedures applicable to all temporary uses, except as otherwise exempted in this Chapter.

(1) Temporary Farm Product Sales: This land use includes the temporary outdoor display and sales of farm products, typically from a roadside stand.

Regulations:

(a) Display shall not obstruct pedestrian or vehicular circulation, including vehicular sight distances.

(b) If subject property is located adjacent to a residential area, sales and display activities shall be limited to daylight hours.

(c) Adequate parking shall be provided.

(2) Temporary Outdoor Sales: Includes the display of any items outside the confines of a building, which is not otherwise permitted as a permitted or conditional use, or a special event otherwise regulated by the Municipal Code. Examples of this land use include, but are not limited to, sidewalk sales, seasonal garden shops, tent sales, Christmas tree sales, fireworks sales, and outdoor food vendors for 30 days or less.

Regulations:

(a) Temporary outdoor sales shall be limited to 30 days (beyond 30 days the land use is an Outdoor Display or Outdoor Commercial Entertainment for outdoor food vendors).

(3) Temporary Outdoor Assembly: Includes any organized temporary outdoor assembly such as outdoor weddings, wedding receptions, tent meetings, or public gatherings.

Regulations:

(a) Activities shall not obstruct pedestrian or vehicular circulation, including vehicular sight distances.

(b) If subject property is abuts a residentially zoned property, activities shall cease at 10:00 p.m. unless a noise variance is granted by the Common Council.

(c) Adequate provisions for crowd control shall be made, and shall be described within the temporary use application.

(d) Adequate parking, drinking water, and toilet facilities shall be provided, and shall be described in the temporary use application.

(e) Any temporary structures used in association with this use shall be removed within 48 hours after the event.

(4) Temporary Shelter Structure: These structures are typically supported by poles, have a fabric or plastic roof and/or sides, do not have a foundation, and do not comply with Chapter 15 Buildings and Building Regulations of the City of Marshfield Code of Ordinances. Such structures are often advertised for the outdoor storage of vehicles and other personal property. Such structures do not include camping tents, temporary gazebos, permanent Residential Accessory Buildings (including car ports, sheds, and garages), and temporary structures associated with permitted Temporary Outdoor Assembly.

Regulations:

(a) One Temporary Shelter Structure may be permitted per lot.

(b) Temporary Shelter Structures shall meet the required setbacks for a Residential Accessory Building.

(c) Temporary Shelter Structures are not permitted to be up for more than 180 days in a calendar year.

(d) Structures over 100 square feet in area require a land use permit.

(e) Existing temporary shelter structures are hereby amortized for a period not to exceed ten years from date of the passage of this ordinance. Any new structures shall comply with the above requirements.

(5) Temporary Storage Container: These containers are portable storage containers designed and used primarily for the temporary storage of household goods and other such materials for use on a limited basis on residential property.

Regulations:

(a) The container shall not exceed outside dimensions of 16 feet in length, 8 feet in width, and 9 feet in height.

(b) The container shall be permitted on the property for up to 14 days associated with each change of occupancy as defined by a recorded change in property ownership or valid lease.

(c) The container cannot encroach on the public right of way, neighboring property, sidewalk, or be placed in the street.

(d) The container must be placed on asphalt, concrete, gravel, or other hard-paved surface.

(6) Temporary On-Site Construction Storage: Includes any structure or outdoor storage area designed for the on-site storage of construction equipment and/or materials for an active construction project.

Regulations:

(a) The structure shall be removed within 10 days of issuance of occupancy permit.

(b) Projects requiring the structure to be in place for more than 365 days shall require a conditional use permit.

(c) The structure shall be limited to a maximum area not exceeding 10 percent of the property's gross site area.

(7) Temporary Contractor's Project Office. Includes any structure containing an on-site construction management office for an active construction project.

Regulations:

(a) The structure shall be removed within 10 days of issuance of occupancy permit.

(b) Shall not be used for sales activity.

(c) Projects requiring land use to be in place for more than 365 days shall require a Conditional Use Permit.

(8) Temporary On-Site Real Estate Sales Office. Includes any building which serves as an on-site sales office for a development project.

Regulations:

(a) The structure shall not exceed 5,000 square feet in Gross Floor Area.

(b) The structure shall be removed or converted to a permitted land use within 10 days of the completion of sales activity.

(c) Projects requiring land use to be in place for more than 365 days shall require a conditional use permit.

(9) Temporary Relocatable Building: Includes any manufactured building which serves as a temporary building for less than 6 months.

Regulations:

(a) Facilities serving for more than 12 months shall be considered conditional uses and are subject to the general standards and procedures presented in Section 18-161.

(b) The structure shall be limited to a maximum area not exceeding 10 percent of the property's gross site area.

(10) Garage or Estate Sale (Auction). Garage or Estate Sales include the sale or offering for sale of miscellaneous used items commonly associated with residential use.

Regulations:

(a) Permits are not required for Garage or Estate Sales.

(b) Sales shall occur only during daylight hours.

(11) Farmer's Market. Farmer's Markets include the temporary or occasional outdoor retail sales of farm produce, plants and flowers, bakery goods, and/or crafts from vehicles or temporary stands located within a parking lot or public right of way.

Regulations:

(a) Facility shall have vehicular access to a collector or higher classification street.

(b) Minimum required parking: One space per vendor, plus adequate parking to accommodate customer traffic.

(Code 1982, 17.09)